Wizz Air UK is a subsidiary of Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost carrier (LCC) and was founded in 2017 as a way for the airline to gain full market access to the UK post the nation's departure from the European Union. The airline decided to use this newly formed business to grow their western Europe and UK route portfolio and grow their market share. The airline has operating bases in London Gatwick and London Luton and in Cardiff and Doncaster/Sheffield and services numerous other UK cities.
The airline operates an Airbus only fleet with 14 aircraft ranging from the A320 to the A321-200/neo. The airline offers a no-frills service charging for additional products and benefits, keeping their fares down. Wizz Air UK works in conjunction with parent company Wizz to offer a wide range of destinations including Gdansk, Malaga, Malta, Budapest and more. Use our flight search tool to find the right flight for you!
Wizz Air UK has different baggage policies for carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Wizz Air UK operates with the same policies as parent company Wizz Air. This means that you are permitted 1 piece of cabin baggage free of charge. However, this must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 20cm and be no heavier than 10kg. Small cabin bags such as handbags, briefcases and backpacks must be stowed under the seat in front of you.
You are not allowed to bring a cabin wheeled case as part of your allowance. However, if you have purchased a Wizz Priority ticket then you are allowed a personal item as well as a cabin case. Please note that the case must fit within the 55cm x 40cm x 23cm limitations and should not weigh more than 10kg.
Baggage that needs to be checked in is not included free of charge and so must be purchased. The airline offers a range of bag types for you to purchase, from 10kg to 32kg. You can easily do this when booking a flight with us.
An economy class is only available on Wizz Air, regardless of aircraft or journey length. However, the airline offers 3 ticket types for you to choose from depending on which features are most beneficial to you. The airlines base ticket is Basic, where a small cabin bag is included in the airfare and only online check-in is allowed free of charge. The next ticket type is Wizz Go, which includes 2 items of cabin baggage, a 20kg suitcase, priority check-in and boarding as well as both online and at the airport check-in. The more premium ticket type offered by the airline is their Wizz Plus & Flex, which includes everything in their Wizz go option but with a 32kg suitcase instead and premium seat selection, refunds are also permitted but only as credit.
On all aircraft and all ticket types, passengers will be sat in the same seating type, being 3x3 across and with 28" of seat pitch.
Wizz Air UK has different check-in closing and opening times depending on the method of check in you select.
All passengers can check-in online up to 48hrs prior to departure free of charge. If you are a basic fare passenger then you should check in online to avoid any charges at the airport. You can check in via the Wizz website or by using their handy app.
If you have booked a Wizz Go or Wizz Plus & Flex ticket type then you can check in free of charge at the airport. Basic tickets can also check-in at the airport on the day but may be charged for this service. If you are travelling with luggage you can check this in at the airport (Wizz Go or Wizz Plus & Flex), Basic travellers are recommended to check this in online and head to bag drop at the airport to avoid fees.
As of October 2021, Wizz Air and Wizz Air UK work closely together to operate routes and services, so there are numerous direct flights from the UK to continental Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Wizz Air aims to expand on their UK market share so more routes are planned for the future. Wizz AirSome of the routes serviced by the airline includes Sharm el-Sheikh, Moscow, Tel-Aviv, Venice, Malaga, Reykjavik and more.
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As Wizz Air UK operates as a low-cost carrier they don't have a hub airport as similar to airlines such as British Airways, Lufthansa or Air France. The airline operate out of 11 UK destinations, however, they have a large volume of routes out of Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Liverpool, London Luton and London Gatwick and have plans to increase their market position at London Gatwick.
As of October 2021, Wizz Air UK has 3 types of aircraft, all part of the Airbus family. The airline has 3 A320-200, 7 A321-200 and 4 A321neo.